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    Re: Greetings from Nashville, Tn

    Chuktown,

    get ready to hate me. Reactions to bee venom differ from person to person you may have progressivly worse reaction each time in which case how can anyone here risk telling you anything...
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    Re: what if I leave a super on?

    worse case without a queen excluder they move up into super in late winter and eggs are layed and you have a super with brood. Worse case with a queen excluder they move up into the super and leave...
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    Re: Some spring pictures

    intreasting feeder is that just a thick cotton over then jars or is it waxed or something?

    How far from hives is the feeder and do you have fighting at the feeder?
  4. Re: Bee-n to Ban Systemic Pesticides/ Intent to Sue EPA

    and when those companies are not American companies just doing business in this country... example Bayer is a German company. This limits what you can do with them and they still must be regulated.
  5. Re: Bee-n to Ban Systemic Pesticides/ Intent to Sue EPA

    EPA doesn't do the job they are supposed to having them do research which would be something extra isn't going to happen... Restructuring the FDA and EPA into a single agency and have companies such...
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    Re: feed consumption question

    perhaps some lemon juice, lime juice, vinager, for smell will act as feed stim and speed consumption.
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    Re: Petition to suspend neonicotinoids in NJ

    “Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduces Bumble Bee Colony Growth and Queen Production.” By Penelope R. Whitehorn, Stephanie O’Connor, Felix L. Wackers, Dave Goulson. Science, Vol. 335 No. 6076, March 30,...
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    Re: Petition to suspend neonicotinoids in NJ

    As far as studies on this... there were several this year.

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/neonicotinoids-bee-collapse/
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  9. Re: Foundationless and (some) frameless honey in Santa Monica, July 16, 2012

    hey Sergey great pics almost makes me want to move to California for the year round forage. When the bees place wax over a cell they are capping it, thus you have a capped frame of honey. Couple of...
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    Re: Bee gene DNA sequencing technique

    White shrimp study...
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    Re: Drone semen proteins

    this is a study on medfly which sites similarities to honeybees from previous studies... not profound, or intreasting prehaps tech helpful to a entomology professor continuing research in a related...
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    Re: Fungicides Thought to be Safe Harming Bees?

    funny i was watching a presentation last night that sited bee hives have viruses present much of the time (Acute bee paralysis virus and Israel acute paralysis virus) but the hives handle it they...
  13. Re: What are the risks - combining two hives, potentially two queens ?

    perhaps or invading queen could be balled, or they could kill each other, or old weak queen could get lucky...

    I'd try to find the queen in the eggless hive she may have shut down. tossing two...
  14. Re: Trying to sell in a local hobby store, ran into some... problems.

    sounds like my states rules almost exactly. I'm guessing much like my state theres enough loop holes that you can do what you really want to do.
  15. Re: 110 acres to plant for your bees, what would you plant? What would you NOT plant?

    Think it depends on what else you want to get out of the land... just grazing vetch, lespodeza, hubbard clover, iron weed, maybe some wild mints in the shady areas and some cone flowers and tickseed....
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    Re: wax cappings black?

    Wax comb in brood chamber will get dark from cocoons but not the cappings. mold also not likely our girls are clean they wouldn't let mold hang out on cappings. you could be looking at bee bread...
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    Re: wax worms in my honey

    Just saying no reason to get squeamish about small worms so long as they haven't caused it to go rancid shb slime.
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    Re: Yellow Backed Bees

    looks like pollen... some flowers are set up so when a insect lands on them the anthers tag them, on landing on another flower of the same type the pistil must be passed in such away as to deliver...
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    harvest surprise

    Made this up on the spot the other night so I am guessing as amounts as it was on the fly...

    Baked 2 med sweat potatoes pealed mashed
    Had a few acorn squash from garden left so cooked 3 sliced in...
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    Re: wax worms in my honey

    filter to remove the worms. heat in small batches and jar to "remove eggs" it may not be raw honey but it should still be good and the gross factor removed. this is a food source made by bug vomit if...
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    Re: Spraying for fall garden pest

    Cut worms and cabbage butterfly catipillars are well controlled with BT and if the bees happen to bring some back to the hive it will help with wax moth larvae.
  22. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Re: Dead Bees

    do a mite count and inspect for disease. clean up the dead and send a sample of the freshest bodies to beltsville. If the hive is empty of stores past time to start feeding might want to add meds...
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    Re: Wax moth worms didn't die

    BT

    though i haven't had any worms or eggs survive 5 days in the freezer, dont let those loose.
  24. Thread: Cannibal Bees??

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    Re: Cannibal Bees??

    Robbers will fight back... Bees infected by viruses or such are much more passive and take being bitten and dragged by thier sisters... They often will look greazy or have abnormal wings to begin...
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    Re: Anyone ever moved hives using no hive tools?

    U-haul with ramp and dolly is a really good idea. Six hives is a great way to start with bees and free is even better. The idea of closing the entrance and ratchet strapping them together is what I...
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